Mac Desktop Solution Compared and Reviewed on Knoji

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Knoji announced the availability of new consumer guide to comparing the top Mac desktop solutions.

Both VMWare Fusion 5 and Parallels Desktop 8 offer much of the same features, however, certain aspects place Parallels Desktop 8 in another league from VMWare Fusion 5.

Knoji, a leading provider of consumer reviews and information, today announced the availability of a new consumer guide comparing the top Mac desktop solutions. Many Mac users run Windows or Linux on their Mac for variety of reasons. Knoji's new consumer guide aims to help consumers decide which solution is right for them and provide useful comparison between the different solutions.

An excerpt from the report is included below:

"Ever since Apple's OS X transitioned to the x86 platform some eight years ago, running either Windows or Linux on your Mac became a reality rather than a far-fetched dream. While there is Boot Camp for users who wish to boot into an exclusive Windows environment, for those who want to remain in their OS X environment while having the flexibility to run certain Windows programs, you would want to look at virtualization solutions instead."

"Given the many similarities between the two competing solutions, one may be hard-pressed to decide which one to choose. Therefore, in this Consumer Guide, we will compare and contrast certain important aspects that may differ between the two. In this aspect, VMWare trumps Parallels, with a VMWare Fusion 5 license costing only $49.99 while a similar Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac license costs $79.99. Furthermore, VMWare offers more flexible licensing terms than Parallels. You can install a purchased copy of Fusion 5 on any number of OS X computers that you own or control, whereas for Parallels Desktop 8, you are entitled to install it on only ONE computer. "

"Parallels Desktop 8 also offers a few more extra features over VMWare, such as an 'Open in Internet Explorer' button in the Safari browser by virtue of a browser extension, which would undoubtedly be very useful for web developers. If you are running OS X Mountain Lion, the newly-added Siri-like dictation feature will also work in a virtualized Windows environment in Parallels Desktop 8, while it won't work at all in VMWare Fusion. Lastly, Parallels Desktop 8 also allows you to use your virtualized OS X and Windows apps remotely from any iPhone or iPad."

Read the full report here.

Knoji, based in Los Angeles, is a leading consumer website providing in-depth reviews, Q&A forums, and information on deals and discounts on thousands of top retailers worldwide. Consumers can find information on most leading e-commerce websites including those from the fashion, technology, financial and travel industries.

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